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break·a·way

 (brāk′ə-wā′)
adj.
1. Designed to break, bend, or fall apart easily upon impact, especially to create an illusion, as with a theater prop, or for safety, as with a highway sign or barrier.
2. Severing or having severed alliance with another entity, policy, or attitude: a group of breakaway political reformers.
n.
1. One that breaks away.
2. The act of breaking away, especially:
a. An offensive play in a team sport such as ice hockey in which a player with the ball or puck advances ahead of the defenders toward the goal.
b. A burst of speed by a competitor or group of competitors in a race to break free of the pack.
3. An object designed to break away.

breakaway

(ˈbreɪkəˌweɪ)
n
1.
a. loss or withdrawal of a group of members from an association, club, etc
b. (as modifier): a breakaway faction.
2. (Soccer) sport
a. a sudden attack, esp from a defensive position, in football, hockey, etc
b. an attempt to get away from the rest of the field in a race
3. (Rugby) sport
a. a sudden attack, esp from a defensive position, in football, hockey, etc
b. an attempt to get away from the rest of the field in a race
4. (Agriculture) Austral a stampede of cattle, esp at the smell of water
vb (intr, adverb)
5. (often foll by from) to leave hastily or escape
6. to withdraw or secede
7. (Athletics (Track & Field)) sport to make a breakaway
8. horse racing to start prematurely

break•a•way

(ˈbreɪk əˌweɪ)

n.
1. an act or instance of breaking away; secession; separation.
2. a person or thing that breaks away.
3. an object, as a theatrical prop, constructed so that it breaks or falls apart easily, esp. upon impact.
adj.
4. of or designating something that separates or secedes: the breakaway faction of the party.
5. built so as to come apart easily: breakaway highway signposts.
[1885–95]

breakaway

1. The onset of a condition in which the shock front moves away from the exterior of the expanding fireball produced by the explosion of a nuclear weapon.
2. (DOD only) After completion of attack, turn to heading as directed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breakaway - the act of breaking away or withdrawing from; "there was a breakaway by the discontented members"; "a breaking away from family and neighborhood"
secession, withdrawal - formal separation from an alliance or federation
Adj.1.breakaway - having separated or advocating separation from another entity or policy or attitude; "a breakaway faction"
independent - free from external control and constraint; "an independent mind"; "a series of independent judgments"; "fiercely independent individualism"

breakaway

Translations
läpiajo
kontring

breakaway

[ˈbreɪkəweɪ]
A. ADJ [group etc] → disidente
B. N (Sport) → escapada f
C. CPD breakaway state N (Pol) → estado m independizado

breakaway

[ˈbreɪkəweɪ] adj [group] → dissident(e)

breakaway

n
(Pol) → Abfall m; (of state also)Loslösung f
(Sport) → Aus- or Durchbruch m
(US Sport: = false start) → Fehlstart m
adj groupSplitter-

breakaway

[ˈbreɪkəˌweɪ] adj (group) → scissionista, dissidente
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